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Ethical, economic and efficient sector : is it a gamble? The case of New Zealand Health

Mirshekary, Soheila, Yaftian, A. and Chatterjee, B. 2008, Ethical, economic and efficient sector : is it a gamble? The case of New Zealand Health, in AAAA 2008 : Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference Asian Academic Accounting Association Proceedings 2008, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, pp. 1-32.

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Title Ethical, economic and efficient sector : is it a gamble? The case of New Zealand Health
Author(s) Mirshekary, Soheila
Yaftian, A.
Chatterjee, B.
Conference name Asian Academic Accounting Association (9th : 2008 : Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Conference location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Conference dates 29 November-1 December 2008
Title of proceedings AAAA 2008 : Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference Asian Academic Accounting Association Proceedings 2008
Editor(s) van der Spek, Raymi
Publication date 2008
Conference series Asian Academic Accounting Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 32
Total pages 32
Publisher University of Wollongong in Dubai
Place of publication Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Summary The New Zealand public sector has gone through major reform as a result of fiscal deficit in 1984 (KettI, 1997; Schwartz, 1997), resulting in shift of emphasis from quality service provision to establishing financial supremacy (Kettl, 1997). This raises concern as to how public sector employees are attaining balance between their service objectives with financial ones and how is the ethics negotiated in this process. Following this concern, this paper focuses on determining the organisational variables consisting of organisational policies in the District Health Boards (DHBs) and hospitals of New Zealand on ethical behaviours of managers and the ethical climate of these departments. The aim of this study is to increase our understanding of the ethical climate of the public health. Our findings suggest that little emphasis has been provided to the aspect of ethics in New Zealand health sector. There is no reward for employees who exhibit exemplary ethical behaviour, no hot line to consult/report about ethics, any detailed guidelines and policies, and not enough ethics-related training provided to staff.
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Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, University of Wollongong in Dubai
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018247

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